Monday, August 15, 2011

Newport Beach was a bit overcastin the morning, but was bright and beautiful by afternoon.

We visited Mission San Luis Rey, near Oceanside.

A wonderful dinner before our evening at the Pageant.

The restaurant had great natural areas. Here members of the Springfield Travel Club pose for a picture. Notice how accidentally color coordinated they are.

The Getty Museum's architecture is outstanding from every angle.

Jan & Nancy at the Getty (there were 4 Nancys on the trip)

The Getty Museum's gardens are very architectual, including this formal hedge

Becky & Donna hanging out together.
Alice enjoying our Newport Harbor cruise.
Serving wine & dinner onboard our cruise.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Winter Wonderettes at Columbia's Fallon House Theater...Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal sequel finds the girls returning to their hometown for Betty Jean's company Christmas party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity, plus some great holiday tunes to save the celebration. The result is, of course, marvelous!! A high energy treat guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Enjoy lunch at the Pine Tree Restaurant.

Singing Christmas Tree at Capital Christian Center...Sat., December 10, 2011

Enjoy one of Northern California's most treasured holiday traditions, Sacramento Capital Christian Center's Singing Christmas Tree.
The first half of the program features favorite Christmas carols performed by the 100-voice Capital Christian Center Choir, a 50 piece symphonic orchestra, the Capital Youth Chorale, and Capital Children's Chorale. The second half of the performance will tell the nativity story. Enjoy a hosted brunch at Brookfields.

BILL COSBY..Sept., 17, 2011

Bill Cosby is an American national treasure whose warm, conversational humor transcends age, gender and cultural barriers as he spins side-splitting tales about the joys and struggles of everday life, making the mundane outrageously funny. Lunch at Barnwood Restaurant.

"RIVERDANCE"..Saturday, Nov., 12, 2011

A matinee performance of this spectacular fusion of dance, song, and music, woven from ancient Celtic mythology and historic Irish traditions. Riverdance has become one of the most popular dance performances of all time. Lunch at the Barnwood.

"MY FAIR LADY"..Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012

Lerner and Loewe's beloved classic follows Eliza Doolittle's transformation from a coarse Cockney flower peddler to elegant lady under the tutorage of Professor Henry Higgins. Lunch at Canal Street Grill.

MARVIN HAMLISH...Thursday, March 1, 2012

Marvin Hamlisch has won the Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Pulitzer Prize. He composed Chorus Line, adapted Joplin's music for The Sting, and music for 40 other motion picture including The Way We Were, Sophie's Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer, Three Men and a Baby, Take the Money and Run, Bananas, Save the Tiger, and his latest effort "The Informant!", starring Matt Damon, and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Dinner at Barnwood Restaurant.

JONATHAN WINTERS...Thursday, March 11, 2012

Jonathan Winters is a one-man theatrical troupe. His improvisational genius instantly creates characters, voices, sound effects and stories to entertain his audiences. Jonathan Winters is more than a comedic genius. His wealth of creativity is also expressed through his brilliant work as a fine artist and his talent as a best selling author.
Jonathan's personal quote: "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it."

SHREK the MUSICAL...Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's the Broadway Musical about a lovable ogre who rescues a feisty princess, a motor-mouth donkey, a villain with a temper and a dozen other fairy tale misfits. Shrek's part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun. Lunch at Rio City Cafe.

RAIN...a tribute to the Beatles...Thursday, December 29, 2011

Direct from Broadway!! "Rain" masters every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome in this multi-media concert of early hits and later classics. Return to a time when all you needed was love. Lunch at McCormick & Schmick's.

WEST SIDE STORY....Thursday, January 26, 2012

One of the most memorable musical and greatest love stories of all time, it changed Broadway with Jerome Robbins' choreography and Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's score. Lunch at River City Brewing Company.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET....Thursday, April 19, 2012

The hit Broadway Musical, inspired by the Sun Records recording session that brought together rock "n" roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. That legendary night comes to life in a tale of secrets, berayal and celebrations featuring the men's timeless hits. Enjoy a luncheon at 4th Street Grille.